Fuss, i had this conversation with Cleon the other night about direct or shorter passing for lower league teams. Cleon is of the opinion that direct football is far better in the lower leagues which i disagreed with him at the time, but after studying the match engine I now know what he is saying and much prefer to play direct football in the lower leagues. According to the manual short passing teams are the dominant teams in the division who have good passing stamina etc, Direct not long is suited to teams who want to catch teams on break with pace etc. Anyway tried ur version 3 with my team York in league 2 altered the passing and tempo to direct and quick also lower the back line a bit and it is working a treat. Corners are excellent my target man seems to score every other game from a corner. Generally the tactic is very sound scoring on average of 2.1 a game and conceding 0.6 which is the best I have ever had. The only problems i encounter are very defensive teams as it normally results in a bore draw, do u recommend that I take off counter attack and attack these teams more,just concerned that they will hit me on the break. Anyway keep up excellent work.